19 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

19 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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19 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
1
Sligo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ballycastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Achill Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Westport
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 15​min
5
Inishmore
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h
6
Galway
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection and Donegal Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery and Glencolmcille Folk Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Sligo: Drumboe Woods (in Stranorlar), Slieve League (in Carrick) and Dorlin Strand (in Ardara). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sligo Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Parke's Castle, identify plant and animal life at Mountshannon Eagles, and make a trip to Yeats's Grave.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sligo trip itinerary builder site .

Bengaluru, India to Sligo is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Sligo due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Sligo, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Slieve League, Parke's Castle, Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection, Drumboe Woods, Dorlin Strand
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village

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Ballycastle

Ballycastle ©
On the 16th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Ceide Fields, then stroll through Cross Beach Loop Walk, and then contemplate the long history of Killala Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Blanemore Forest Walk, see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, then explore the historical opulence of Belleek Castle Museum, then steep yourself in history at Rosserk Friary, and finally don't miss a visit to Moyne Abbey.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ballycastle itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Sligo to Ballycastle in 1.5 hours. September in Ballycastle sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ballina, Killala, Ceide Fields, Cross Beach Loop Walk, Blanemore Forest Walk
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Ceide Fields ©
Ceide Fields
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary

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Achill Island

Achill Island
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Achill Heritage Centre and Deserted Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre and Ronan Halpin Gallery. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Keem Bay, kick back and relax at Keel Beach, go for a walk through Sli Grainne Mhaol, and step into the grandiose world of Kildavnet Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Achill Island vacation builder app .

Drive from Ballycastle to Achill Island in 1.5 hours. In September in Achill Island, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Mulranny Strand
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Achill Heritage Centre ©
Achill Heritage Centre

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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Lost Valley and The Cong Heritage Trail. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Hennigan's Heritage Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westport: Ashford Castle (in Cong), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Mulranny Saltmarsh (in Mulranny). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Newport Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, and experience rural life at Kiltimagh Pet Farm and Wildlife Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Westport trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Achill Island to Westport in an hour. In September in Westport, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newport, Cong, The Lost Valley, Mulranny Saltmarsh, Kiltimagh Pet Farm and Wildlife Park
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The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

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Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla, don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and finally explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Lia Arann, explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, and then stroll through Kilmurvey Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Inishmore holiday planning website .

Getting from Westport to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Duchathair ©
Dun Duchathair
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

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Galway

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galway City Museum and Craggaunowen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Galway Arts Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum (in Athlone) and Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan). There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way and get a taste of the local shopping with Lynch's Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Galway online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Craggaunowen, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre